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[Reading] ➳ Mountains Beyond Mountains ➻ Tracy Kidder – Horsebackridingcolorado.us

Mountains Beyond Mountains This Powerful And Inspiring Book Shows How One Person Can Make A Difference, As Kidder Tells The True Story Of A Gifted Man Who Is In Love With The World And Has Set Out To Do All He Can To Cure It.Tracy Kidder Is A Winner Of The Pulitzer Prize And The Author Of The Bestsellers The Soul Of A New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, And Home Town He Has Been Described By The Balti Sun As The Master Of The Non Fiction Narrative This Powerful And Inspiring New Book Shows How One Person Can Make A Difference, As Kidder Tells The True Story Of A Gifted Man Who Is In Love With The World And Has Set Out To Do All He Can To Cure It.At The Center Of Mountains Beyond Mountains Stands Paul Farmer Doctor, Harvard Professor, Renowned Infectious Disease Specialist, Anthropologist, The Recipient Of A MacArthur Genius Grant, World Class Robin Hood, Farmer Was Brought Up In A Bus And On A Boat, And In Medical School Found His Life S Calling To Diagnose And Cure Infectious Diseases And To Bring The Lifesaving Tools Of Modern Medicine To Those Who Need Them Most This Magnificent Book Shows How Radical Change Can Be Fostered In Situations That Seem Insurmountable, And It Also Shows How A Meaningful Life Can Be Created, As Farmer Brilliant, Charismatic, Charming, Both A Leader In International Health And A Doctor Who Finds Time To Make House Calls In Boston And The Mountains Of Haiti Blasts Through Convention To Get Results.Mountains Beyond Mountains Takes Us From Harvard To Haiti, Peru, Cuba, And Russia As Farmer Changes Minds And Practices Through His Dedication To The Philosophy That The Only Real Nation Is Humanity A Philosophy That Is Embodied In The Small Public Charity He Founded, Partners In Health He Enlists The Help Of The Gates Foundation, George Soros, The U.N S World Health Organization, And Others In His Quest To Cure The World At The Heart Of This Book Is The Example Of A Life Based On Hope, And On An Understanding Of The Truth Of The Haitian Proverb Beyond Mountains There Are Mountains As You Solve One Problem, Another Problem Presents Itself, And So You Go On And Try To Solve That One Too Mountains Beyond Mountains Unfolds With The Force Of A Gathering Revelation, Says Annie Dillard, And Jonathan Harr Says, Farmer Wants To Change The World Certainly This Luminous And Powerful Book Will Change The Way You See It.

[Reading] ➳ Mountains Beyond Mountains  ➻ Tracy Kidder – Horsebackridingcolorado.us
  • Paperback
  • 333 pages
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Tracy Kidder
  • English
  • 09 March 2019
  • 0812973011

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➳ Mountains Beyond Mountains ➻ Tracy Kidder – Horsebackridingcolorado.us


  1. says:

    I am not really sure where to begin when it comes to this book Let us just say that Tracy Kidder writes a mean biography account of perhaps one of the most influential people of our Generation iPod big box stores time This book really encapsulates what I imagine Paul Farmer s credo is that is to say, fuck the idea of appropriate technology, sustainability and cost effectiveness this is human suffering that we are flapping our tongues aboutget real Sheer eloquence I knowI am sure that I am not really sure where to begin when it comes to this book Let us just say that Tracy Kidder writes a mean biography account of perhaps one of the most in...


  2. says:

    Dr Paul Farmer is many things, world expert on AIDS and Tuberculosis, patient care physician extraordinaire, founder of a ground breaking health care facility in Haiti, consultant to Anti TB programs in Peru and Russia, author of several books and countless articles, husband, father, and, maybe, saint He has sympathy for liberation theology and a core understanding of the significance of Voodoo He is a remarkable character, someone who is making a difference, doing paradigm altering work in t Dr P...


  3. says:

    For anyone who yearns to make a difference but feels overwhelmed at where to start, this book will inspire you, maybe even shock you Doctor Paul Farmer decided at the age of 23 to devote his life to treating the poor He established a clinic in one of the most impoverished parts of Haiti called Zanmi Lasante Over the next twenty years, he treated not just the poor in Haiti, but expanded to treat the poor in Peru and prisoners in Russia, leading efforts to address impossible diseases like m For anyone who yearns to make a difference but feels overwhelmed at where to start, this book will inspire you, maybe even shock you Doctor Paul Farmer decided at the age of 23 to devote his life to treating the poor He established a clinic in one of the most impoverished parts of Haiti called Zanmi Lasante Over the next twenty years, he treated not just the poor in Haiti, but expanded to treat the poor in Peru and prisoners in Russia, leading efforts to address impossible diseases like multi drug resistant TB and AIDS His attitude from the beginning has been the current way s not working I ll do it my way When he fir...


  4. says:

    in my opinion our construction of heroes in this world leaves a lot to be desired and while paul farmer might indeed being doing incredible work with an incredible attitude perspective, i tired quickly of this book s idolation and unquestioning worship this is not how we will createheroes among ourselves and others this is precisely how people like dr king have been removed from the people and pedastalized to the detriment of our movements and our visions for change.get a grip tracy in my opinion our construction of heroes in this world leaves a lot to be desired and while...


  5. says:

    I lived on the Dominican Republic Haiti border for a few years as a child, so the initial description in this book of how Haiti is fucked doesn t come as a surprise I mean Just about everything that could possibly go wrong on the road to becoming a self sustaining country has just been ripped from them ASK ME MY FEELINGS ON THE LATEST COUP THERE AGH, AGH, OH MY GOD, AGH Haiti fucked CHECK The book then goes on to describe the life and training of Paul Farmer Paul Farmer, who managed to I lived on the Dominican Republic Haiti border for a few years as a child, so the initial description in this book of how Haiti is fucked doesn t come as a surprise I mean Just about everything that could possibly go wrong on the road to becoming a self sustaining country has just been ripped from them ASK ME MY FEELINGS ON THE LATEST COUP THERE AGH, AGH, OH MY GOD, AGH Haiti fucked CHECK The book then goes on to describe the life and training of Paul Farmer Paul Farmer, who managed to commute to the clinic he was running in rural Haiti while in medical school On an apparently weekly monthly VERY OFTEN basis As some one who is contemplating medical school I kind of hope to cook some of my own meals, while studying Perhaps I will play a game of soccer or two in the fo...


  6. says:

    I wish I had known Paul Farmer, the subject of this book s adoration, spoke at Columbia s commencement ceremony this past May At that time, I had never heard of him If I had known, I would have gone and been able to see first hand who he is Mountains Beyond Mountains is neither biography nor non fiction, but isa commentary on the author s time spent with Dr Paul Farmer It briefly browses through his life story very unusual upbringing, extremely well educated genius, quirky but char I wish I had known Paul Farmer, the subject of this book s adoration, spoke at Columbia s commencement ceremony this past May At that time, I ...


  7. says:

    Mountains Beyond Mountains is a biography of Dr Paul Farmer, a Harvard educated physician who, in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, set out to bring life saving, first world medical practices to the desperately poor in rural Haiti This book has almost become essential reading for those who have ev...


  8. says:

    We want to be on the winning team, but at the risk of turning our backs on the losers, no, it is not worth it So we fight the long defeat Paul Farmer, Mountains Beyond Mountains The Quest of Dr Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the WorldReading Tracy Kidder s engrossing portrait of Dr Paul Farmer, a doctor and anthropologist, I came to understand that the above words weren t meant to be pessimistic or sentimental, they were simply a way of explaining the resolve which animates his extraor We want to be on the winning team, but at the risk of turning our backs on the losers, no, it is not worth it So we fight the long defeat Paul Farmer, Mountains Beyond Mountains The Quest of Dr Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the WorldReading Tracy Kidder s engrossing portrait of Dr Paul Farmer, a doctor and anthropologist, I came to understand that the above words weren t meant to be pessimistic or sentimental, they were simply a way of explaining the resolve which animates his extraordinary efforts on behalf of his patients A brief glance at the titles of a few of Dr Farmer s ...


  9. says:

    This is required reading for all PC health volunteers Just remember If Paul is the standard, we are all fucked Farmer is a doctor working in rural Haiti, a land that many have forgotten and others are willfully ignoring Tracy Kidder is a journalist who runs across Farmer while on assignment covering the political turmoil of Haiti in 1994 Kidder unexpectedly finds a man many would call and have called a saint A enigmatic figure in jeans and a black shirt, Paul Farmer has taken on crippli This is required reading for all PC health volunteers Just remember If Paul is the standard, we are all fucked Farmer is a doctor working in rural Haiti, a land that many have forgotten and others are willfully ignoring Tracy Kidder is a journalist who runs across Farmer while on assignment covering the political turmoil of Haiti in 1994 Kidder unexpectedly finds a man many would call and have called a saint A enigmatic figure in jeans and a black shirt, Paul Farmer has taken on crippling rural poverty, institutionalized racism or classism , TB and HIV and largely won By focusing on the individual patient and with a clear understanding that the poor...


  10. says:

    You re not supposed to love this book To do so would be to fall to the seduction of blind idolatry, and Farmer, the book s subject, even points out that this is not his goal the goal isn t to convincepeople to BE like Farmer, but rather to think like him, to believe in what he believes As a fiction reader writer who only sporadically dabbles in nonfiction, I find it hard to consolidate the opinions of the ...

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